Embrace the Brr

The 17th annual season of the Backcountry Film Festival is coming to the outdoors near you!

Poster design by Endurance Conspiracy

A collage of human-powered stories and backcountry-inspired experiences, Backcountry Film Festival ignites wild conversations and inspires action to communities that celebrate the present while looking towards the future.

Our mission is to manifest the power of humans and their spirit. We screen cinematic stories of outdoor stewardship, grassroots policy and advocacy work, backcountry adventure, and snow cinema by human-powered advocates, athletes, brands, activists, adventurers, and outdoor enthusiasts.

Presented by Winter Wildlands Alliance, BCFF is a chance for us to connect with our best backcountry buddies and celebrate everything we advocate for and adventure on every winter. Read more about how to partner with us here.

2021-22 Season: Embrace the Brr!

This season, we want everyone to “embrace the brr,” which means embracing everything we love about winter: playing in the snow, outdoor adventure, and great stories that come from long days spent in the skin track and in the backcountry.

Think snow screens, bundled up snuggles with your favorite mountain goats next to a warm fire, hot chocolate (spiked or not), and aprés tailgate screenings across the snow belt all season long.

All WWA-hosted screenings will be offered outside as well as virtually. Hosts will strongly be encourage to screen any in-person viewings outside and virtually.

We are excited that we are still able to give back and bring everyone together over great films and good times.

Line-Up + Programs

The film line-up for the 17th annual season will be announced by Oct 15, 2021.

In the meantime, stream the last two seasons and our Best of Fest program here.

We also plan on releasing the 2nd annual Ski Kind Film Festival in March 2022 and first annual Night of Stoke summer program in June 2022. Stay tuned for more details early next year.

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Find a Screening Near You

Our national events are hosted by grassroots groups, nonprofits, and other organizations to benefit their local community. We highly encourage you to purchase tickets for your local screening(s) and/or tickets to an event benefitting a host who you would like to support as funds raised go directly back into their work for their backcountry backyard. It’s vital you “show” up from the comfort of your own home for the hosts and places that are near and dear to your heart.

Visit our tour map to see if there’s currently a screening scheduled near you! If not, reach out to us to see if there’s one in the works or if we can make one happen: info@winterwildlands.org.

Who Makes This Possible

For the past seventeen years, the crew at Winter Wildlands Alliance has made the Backcountry Film Festival happen as a gathering space and resource for our backcountry community.

A team of six, we put our heart and soul into everything we do: from policy and advocacy action, to getting kids out in the snow at SnowSchool, to putting together a dynamic Festival program to tour through our favorite mountains all winter long.

Our 30+ grassroots groups, 80+ SnowSchool sites, and hundreds of other partners screen the Festival to celebrate the policy and advocacy work we do year-round. These hosts are the ones who have helped us build such an incredible experience for winter adventurers around the country. If you’d like to learn more about our national work and how the Festival impacts mountain communities across the snowbelt, check out WWA here.

And lastly, our sponsors and partners continue to be the fuel that stokes the fireplace after a long day of playing in the snow. Thank you to our long-term supporters at:

We hope to see you in the snow soon!